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Boston Cooler

Rated as 4.85 out of 5 Stars

"Despite the name, the Boston Cooler is a Detroit original. To be properly enjoyed, you must use Vernor's as your ginger ale. However, as it's not readily available in all markets, substitute other brands if you must."
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5 m servings 124
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Combine the ginger ale and ice cream in a blender; blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 124 calories; 3.5 22.5 1.1 14 46 Full nutrition

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I used to love Boston coolers when I was a kid. I lived in MI, but they were popular there. I think I might try adding a pic later. Either way, we used to scoop the ice cream and then add the gi...

My mom took me for Boston Cooler's at Woolworth's at their soda fountain. It was the best! Vernor's was aged for seven years in oak barrels back then. None of the websites for the real Boston Co...

I loved these as a kid in Detroit at the fountain counter at SandersIce Cream stores and i STILL love them!

Nothing in the world beats this Detroit treat! Unfortunately, Vernors gingerale has COMPLETELY changed their recipe, but it still beats any other gingerale out there.

Forget the blender and serve with a straw and a spoon. Lucious stuff and SO refreshing. A cherry on top is gilding the lily, but kinda fun.

It tastes like a creamsicle...ginger style!

I've been making these for more than 45 years, and I still consider these a mind blowing treat. To the reviewer who likened it to a "foamy melted milkshake", add a scoop, or two, more icecream ...

A Boston Cooler needs a full bodied ginger ale and Vernor’s is the best.

I just put the ice cream in a glass and poured the ginger ale over it, ice cream soda style! I like both ingredients, but really never thought about putting them together. Very refreshing, and a...